History of Hospice of Crawford County, Inc.
Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. was incorporated in 1984 to enable patients nearing life’s end to live free of pain, symptoms, and anxieties and to empower patients and their families to experience an optimum quality of life. The hospice philosophy of care is driven by patient and family wishes and focuses on comfort and care when a cure for the disease is no longer possible. Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. first began serving our community staffed with nurses from the Visiting Nurse Association. In 1989, we became the first hospice in northwest Pennsylvania to be certified by Medicare. We maintain that certification through today. We are a part of Community Health Services, Inc. and are affiliated with Meadville Medical Center. Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. is the first and only non-profit hospice to service our community.
We have grown and evolved since our inception. In order to better serve both ends of the county as well as neighboring areas outside of the county, an office was opened in Titusville. In 2012, we opened Marquette Hospice House as a place where individuals with a life-limiting illness can come together with staff who will support their end-of-life choices with extraordinary care and compassion. Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. is currently staffed with RNs, LPNs, CNAs, Social Workers, and Pastoral staff to provide a full complement of services to our community.
Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. is a United Way Agency and a member of the National Association for Hospice and Palliative Care.
Hospice Physicians and Nurses
Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. has physicians and a nurse practitioner to serve patients in both the east and west offices:
- Joseph Mercurio, DO
- Lori Harrison, CRNP
- Brian Los, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care